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Sexual assault survivors don’t speak up sooner because reporting is often as traumatic as the assault. Survivors know this, and others’ responses seldom prove them wrong. Here’s my story. […] Read More

Scheduled for release on Oct. 1, a report will give the public a long overdue snapshot of female clergy across a wide spectrum of Christian denominations and traditions. […] Read More

After 12 years of urging Southern Baptists to protect kids from clergy sex abuse, little has changed institutionally. What has changed is more survivors, advocates and bloggers are finding their voices. […] Read More

The Baptist Center for Ethics has demonstrated the continuing need for Christians to work at creating a new and appropriate sense of what should be normal in living a Christian life. […] Read More

Southern Baptist leaders have joined politicians and corporations who have suddenly changed course this week by publicly opposing the Confederate battle flag. The shift against the flag comes in the aftermath of a white supremacist executing nine African-Americans during a church service last week in Charleston, South Carolina. Immediately after the shooting at Emanuel African […] Read More

Praying for one another is one thing that Southern Baptist Convention and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship loyalists can do for one another, so argued a Texas Baptist editor prior to the annual meetings of the SBC and CBF. Marv Knox, editor of the Baptist Standard, observed that the two groups are unlikely to “remarry,” even though […] Read More

Longtime religious leader Richard Land ended his nearly 25 years of service as the head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) by hitting partisan notes at the SBC’s annual meeting in Houston. Land’s partisan farewell came as new ERLC President Russell Moore used a more civil tone […] Read More

The trustees of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention voted Tuesday to elect a new president. Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology and senior vice president for academic administration at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., will replace Richard Land, who is retiring in October after 25 […] Read More

The main political spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention officially endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for president on Friday, despite insisting for years that he would not endorse candidates because of his SBC leadership position. Richard Land, who heads the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), offered his endorsement of Romney in a Christian Post […] Read More

The two “big kids on the block” of American denominationalism are making front-page and prime-time news this early summer in ways that crowd out other stories of events and trends in most other groups. Only the Mormons are in competition for the spotlight right now. The two churches that are hefty enough to throw their […] Read More